Geoffrey Downes

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon: Acoustic TV Broadcast (2006) DVD

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon: Acoustic TV Broadcast (2006)
DVD5 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | AC3, 2.0, 192 kbps | ~ 2.94 Gb | Time: 00:55:24
Genre: Acoustic, Classic Rock, Prog Rock | Label: Frontiers | # FR DVD 012

John Wetton and Geoff Downes offer an acoustic DVD filmed for a broadcast special at TV studios during October 2005. Stripping bare a selection of their classic songs, John and Geoff demonstrate how they originally sounded around the piano, accompanied by acoustic guitar or acoustic bass. ELO's Hugh McDowell joins them on cello and the three virtuosos clearly enjoy the opportunity to relax while performing in front of the cameras. John and Geoff are subsequently interviewed by BBC stalwart, Big George. John and Geoff are clearly excited about their future plans for a 2nd Icon studio album and they talk candidly about becoming and being the major creative influences behind the world's biggest selling album of 1982. Asia was the last real "supergroup". At the time of recording this broadcast, they were keeping quiet about the plans for a 25th anniversary reunion of the founder members of Asia, including Steve Howe and Carl Palmer, which were publicized in February 2006.
John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon: Acoustic TV Broadcast (2006)

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon: Acoustic TV Broadcast (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Acoustic, Classic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Frontiers | # FR CD 277 | Time: 00:56:18

Following the warm response that graced their return CD, Icon, in May 2005 and the Icon EP in August 2005, John Wetton and Geoff Downes are now offering an acoustic DVD filmed for a broadcast special at TV studios during October 2005. Stripping bare a selection of their classic songs, John and Geoff demonstrate how they originally sounded around the piano, accompanied by acoustic guitar or acoustic bass. ELO’s Hugh McDowell joins them on cello and the three virtuosos clearly enjoy the opportunity to relax while performing in front of the cameras. At the time of recording this broadcast, they were keeping quiet about the plans for a 25th anniversary reunion of the founder members of Asia, including Steve Howe and Carl Palmer, which were publicised in February 2006. 2005 and 2006 has seen the original "Heat of the Moment" grace the soundtracks of 2 Hollywood blockbusters, the number 1 film of Summer 2005 [40 year old virgin], and Pierce Brosnan’s Golden Globe nominee "The Matador" which has graced the top 10 both sides of the Atlantic.

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon (2005) {Japanese Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at May 19, 2016
John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon (2005) {Japanese Edition}

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 394 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Avalon #MICP-10481

Icon is a studio album recorded and released by Asia band members John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes in 2005. It is the first in the Icon franchise, though they previously recorded in 2002 the album Wetton Downes, a precursor to the Icon series…
Geoffrey Downes & The New Dance Orchestra - The Light Program (1987) {Japan 1st press, SHM-CD}

Geoffrey Downes & The New Dance Orchestra - The Light Program (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 506 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 199 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Art-Rock, Progressive Rock, Experimental | Isol Discus Organization #GQCP-59011

The Light Program is the debut solo album by Geoffrey Downes, the former member of the new wave group The Buggles with Trevor Horn, the progressive rock band Yes, and the supergroup Asia. This is a very unusual and rather experimental CD. The actual artist for the album is listed as Geoff Downes and the New Dance Orchestra. The liner says that the music the group performs is designed to bring tone and color to the stereo sound spectrum. It lists their further goals are to simultaneously retain "a deep musical foundation, upon which are built a series of images to stimulate the listener in his or her own domain"…
John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon (2005) (Special Edition)

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon (2005) (Special Edition)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Frontiers Records, FR CD 473 | rel: 2010 | 580Mb

The songwriting core of '80s supergroup Asia was vocalist/bassist John Wetton and keyboardist Geoffrey Downes. Guitarist Steve Howe and drummer Carl Palmer contributed to the awesome whole, but virtually every song on 1982's number-one behemoth Asia and 1983's Alpha were officially credited to Wetton and Downes. After the original lineup splintered following those two albums, Downes continued to lead various incarnations of the group with occasional, gradually dwindling involvement from the others.
Geoffrey Downes & New Dance Orchestra - Vox Humana (1992) [Japan JICK-89127]

Geoffrey Downes & New Dance Orchestra - Vox Humana (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 326 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Art-Rock, Soft Rock, Shynt-Pop | Jimco Records #JICK-89127

Vox Humana is the second solo album by Geoffrey Downes, the former member of The Buggles, Asia & Yes. Many of the songs on this fine album were later reworked by Asia on their Archiva albums. Unlike the Jimco release, the recent Voiceprint re-release has added vocals on "Video Killed the Radio Star" by Glenn Hughes…

Geoffrey Downes - Evolution (1994) [Japan JICK-89486]  

Posted by popsakov at April 1, 2015
Geoffrey Downes - Evolution (1994) [Japan JICK-89486]

Geoffrey Downes - Evolution (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 323 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Synth-Pop | Jimco Records #JICK-89486

Solo album of instrumental covers by the former member of The Buggles, Asia & Yes. Geoffrey "Geoff" Downes is an English rock songwriter, record producer, keyboardist, icon…

Geoffrey Downes – Shadows and Reflections, 2003  

Posted by GrUrs at Sept. 26, 2009
Geoffrey Downes – Shadows and Reflections, 2003

Geoffrey Downes – Shadows and Reflections
EAC | FLAC tracks – 270Mb | no CUE, LOG | 3% recovery | rs.com
Blueprint © 2003 | BP355CD
John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon Live: Never In A Million Years (2006)

John Wetton & Geoffrey Downes - Icon Live: Never In A Million Years (2006)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Frontiers, FR CD 306 | rec: 2005 - 2006 | 370Mb

The original Asia lineup supplied several tracks that were spun endlessly by MTV during the early '80s, as the band scored a mega-hit with their chart-topping 1982 self-titled debut. But the group was unable to retain its success, no doubt due to constant lineup fluctuation and inner-band bickering. By the early 21st century however, all was well in the Asia camp once more, as the original lineup had reunited.

John Wetton, Geoffrey Downes - Icon II (2006)  Music

Posted by uff at April 26, 2016
John Wetton, Geoffrey Downes - Icon II (2006)

John Wetton, Geoffrey Downes - Icon II (2006)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Avalon, MICP-10616 | rel: 2006 | 430Mb

Icon II - Rubicon is the second collaborative effort by John Wetton and Geoff Downes who first worked together in Asia in the early 80's. Compared to the first Icon album, Icon II - Rubicon is certainly more "iconic" and might well be the finest set of songs that Wetton and Downes have ever written together, at least since the first two Asia albums that were released more than 20 years earlier. I think they have matured as songwriters and certainly as lyricists and there is nothing as banal as Heat Of The Moment or Don't Cry here.